Dangerously Cold Temperatures Have Returned
First Alert Day Thru Friday Morning
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A First Alert Day remains in place thru Friday morning for cold temperatures leading to dangerous wind chill values. The middle of January is typically our coldest stretch of weather for the year, statistically speaking. The next couple of days will live up to that and then some. In fact, below normal temperatures are expected to win out through the end of the month with another Arctic outbreak possible by the middle of next week.
Canadian high pressure remains in place tonight and that will allow for clear and crisp conditions. The difference tonight will be winds and the lack there of. Wind chill values should be a few degrees warmer than Thursday morning and in the 15-20 degrees below zero range. With that being said, actual air temperatures are expected to be a couple of degrees cooler in the 5-10 degrees below zero range. Despite plenty of sunshine Friday, temperatures will be slow to climb. While we will add 5-10 degrees to the afternoon highs, we will only reach the middle teens.
Make sure to dress appropriately and layer up as you head out the door. Sunglasses will be a good idea as well. Don’t forget to have an emergency kit in your vehicle should a worst case scenario develop and you are stranded. It is important to keep a close eye on kids and elderly folks who may not be able to dress warm on their own or indicate there level of chill. While you are at it, don’t forget the pets!
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